Ministries Leadership 2019-07-16T07:28:10+00:00

Honourable Najib Balala, EGH, was born in 1967 and is trained in International Urban Management at the University of Toronto, Canada. He underwent the Executive Program for Leaders in Development at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

CS Balala was early this year re-appointed as Cabinet Secretary for Tourism & Wildlife by H.E. Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta, CGH, President of the Republic of Kenya.

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Mr. Joseph Kipchirchir Boinnet is the Chief Administrative Secretary(CAS) in the Ministry, having been appointed by H.E. the President to that position, upon his retirement as the Inspector-General of the National Police Service, on 11th March 2019.

Mr. Boinnet is a career police officer who joined the then Kenya Police Force in 1984 as a cadet Inspector. He has served in various parts of the country and has undertaken numerous national security related courses, both locally and overseas. He holds two Masters degrees – one from the University of Westminster in the UK in Diplomatic Studies, as well as from the Australian National University (ANU) in National Security Policy.

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Dr. Susan Komen Koech, is an alumnus of Moi University, School of Business, with a PhD, MBA and BBM. Her PhD thesis was titled “Moderating Effect of perceived customer value on relationship quality and customer loyalty among bank customers in Kenya”.

Dr. Koechis a dedicated career banker with a natural instinct for identifying future trends.Prior to joining Government in March 2018, Susan was the Nairobi Regional Head for Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)Limited from whereshe was appointed to the position of PS, East African Community (EAC) and served until February 2019 when she was appointed as PS, Wildlife.

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Mr. Joe R. Okudo, is the Principal Secretary in charge of the State Department for Tourism at the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.  He was also the Principal Secretary for Sports responsible for Arts and Culture in Kenya. He previously worked with the Danish Embassy in Kenya (DANIDA) from 2002 – 2014, where he held several senior positions in the Private and Industry Sectors.

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